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Students review Dietary Guidelines and the Food Guide Pyramid. They take a quiz listing recommended dietary guidelines and explain their function and implementation.
For this food groups worksheet, students read a passage about the food pyramid and the various groups of foods. Students learn about a balanced diet and answer several questions about the passage.
Students study the five food groups as an introduction to nutrition. For this nutrition lesson, students learn about which foods belong in each of the five food groups and they determine the need to eat a healthy diet. They keep a journal of the food that they eat over a weekend before comparing the food to the food pyramid. They complete the journal activity for another two day and compare it to the original one.
Students explore the five food groups and design a graphic organizer to organize the data researched. A one day food diary kept by students assists them in self-monitoring and self-evaluation of their eating habits.
Students use the Internet to research information on the food pyramid, recommended daily allowances of nutrients, caloric intake and expenditure, and value of foods. They analyze their own eating habits and exercise level.
Students examine how important healthy nutrition is to keep the body in good form. They examine two plates of food to decide which one contains food that is good for them and why.
Students discuss importance of proper nutrition in staying healthy, examine food pyramid chart and identify different vegetables or fruits via eye gaze, and sample different vegetables or fruits at snack or lunch time.
First graders draw and label a food pyramid. Using the pyramid and the internet, 1st graders create their own healthy diet. They use educational technology to fill their plate with healthy choices for their diet. Once students have completed putting "food on their plate," they save the document to show to the teacher.
Students have a cooking day. In this healthy eating instructional activity, students use pictures from a magazine to illustrate the food groups. Students record the foods they eat and then see if they are eating enough from each food group. Students investigate the eating habits of their family and write a report about how they could improve their eating. Students plan and have a cooking day at school.
In this food pyramid worksheet, students participate in a food pyramid matching game. Kids help Chef Solus match the 5 foods on the left to their correct food groups on the right. Students draw a line from the food item to its correct food group.
Students follow the food pyramid to create a daily food budget. They research food prices online or in newspapers. They graph the amount of each food group included in their menus. They can also create a weekly food menu based on a fixed income budget.
Visit an older food pyramid to talk about healthy foods with your class. Even though this pyramid is technically out of date, this resource still provides some good practice for young learners to identify which foods are healthy and unhealthy. There's also a place to practice using adjectives to describe certain foods. 
Fourth graders identify the origins of meats and vegetables consumed by humans on a daily basis. They classify foods (meats, dairy products, grains...) and create a food pyramid.
In this food pyramid flashcards worksheet, students build a food pyramid using the food categories and name the foods shown in each group to build vocabulary skills.
In this nutrition worksheet, students view the food pyramid and list their favorite and least favorite foods and their nutrition goals.
Fifth graders review the Food Pyramid. They examine several breakfast cereal labels and determine how much sugar is in each. They discuss these amounts and whether or not they are surprised by the results. They discuss the amount of sugar they consume and ways they could reduce their sugar intake.
High schoolers create healthy meal plans. In this nutrition lesson plan, students discuss the Food Pyramid and use this knowledge to analyze cookbook recipes and fast food meals. Then, high schoolers work cooperatively to create healthy meal plans for five days, including three home-cooked meals per day. Students determine the nutritional content of their meal plans.
In this food pyramid worksheet, students fill in their choices in each of the food categories and estimate amounts eaten, then write their goals for food and activity for "tomorrow."
Young scholars investigate the concept of the food pyramid and conduct research using the internet. The information is used in order to conduct classroom discussion. The lesson includes valuable resource links and the students could construct their own food pyramids.
Students write number sentences that involve healthy food choices. In small groups, they select foods from the food pyramid, develop number sentences from the food choices, and create drawings of number sentences.

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